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Kaea Kerkin

Architectural Graduate Non-practicing Auckland Central Available For Hire Email them
Kaea Kerkin
Ko Matakana te maunga
Ko Te Awakairangi te awa
Ko Te Aupōuri, ko Ngāpuhi ngā iwi
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua, ko Māmari ngā waka
Nō Warkworth ahau
Ko Kerkin, ko Taurere ōku ingoa whānau
Ko Kaea tōku ingoa

I am a technically skilled architectural graduate based in Tāmaki Makaurau currently seeking a position that will allow me to further develop my skills. I’m a team player who enjoys the studio working environment and emphasizes whakawhanaungatanga.
My thesis on marae resilience reflects my enthusiasm for critical thinking and attention to detail. I prioritize environmental sustainability and cultural diversity, always striving for excellence.
Available to Mentor
I would consider it a privilege to mentor any architectural students who are in their undergraduate or masters-level postgraduate studies. I am a recent Master of Architecture (Professional) graduate from the University of Auckland and I completed my undergraduate studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Throughout my studies, I have developed specialties in community-oriented and environmentally sustainable design oriented around te Ao Māori. My thesis, titled Recompose, Reconfigure the Resilient Marae: Kei te Tautiaki o ngā Tāngata, explored the topic of marae resilience against natural hazards.
Looking For a Mentor
I am currently seeking a position in Tāmaki Makaurau and would appreciate any advice available to me by the A+W NZ community around job hunting and architectural practice.


Recompose, Reconfigure the Resilient Marae: Kei te Tautiaki o ngā Tāngata

My MArch(Prof) thesis, supported by QuakeCoRE Te Hiranga Rū, addresses the vulnerability of marae to natural hazards which can hinder their role as disaster relief centers for their communities.
Situated in the rohe of Ngāti Awa, I conducted an in-depth study of the landscape, socialscape, and hazardscape of the iwi towards proposing a speculative hazard resilient marae for Ngāti Awa.
Year of Completition
Master of Architecture (Professional)
Postgraduate Student
Recompose, Reconfigure the Resilient Marae: Kei te Tautiaki o ngā Tāngata

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